Largest pink diamond found in Angola in 300 years

By: Franyi Sarmiento, Ph.D., Inspenet, August 3, 2022

In a joint initiative between the Lucapa Diamond Company of Australia and the Angolan government, the largest pink diamond discovered in the last 300 years has been found in the Lulo mine in Angola, southern Africa.

The rare pink diamond, weighing 34 grams and weighing 170 carats, has been named Lulo Rose, after the mine where it was found. It is a type 2a diamond, which means it has little or no impurities.

“Being a record, this spectacular pink diamond mined from Lulo shows that Angola remains a major player on the world stage,” said Diamantino Azevedo, Angola’s minister of mineral resources.

It is the fifth largest diamond recovered from this mine, and is the largest diamond mined since the 185-carat Daria-i-Noor, which was extracted from a larger stone and is now among the Iranian crown jewels.

This material from the RedUno portal was edited for clarity, style and length.

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